An illustrated composition of the features that can be seen on the facade of N M Petit Fasli Agiary in the neighbourhood of Marine Lines in South Mumbai. Highlighted here in the composition are the geometric sculpture of lamassu, lettering in Gujarati, and entrance portal, among others.
Lamassu figures--protective deities from Assyrian mythology--are notable fixtures at Zoroastrian fire temples. These hybrid creatures have a human head, wings of a bird, and a lion’s body. Here, the ornate wings and flowing beard usually associated with lamassus have been traded in for clean geometric lines: a classic Deco look.